From: Bethany T
Subject: my recon
Chameleon, finally checking in...
How fun it was to read everyone's reports on Recon 98! I printed them all to put with my journal. =) I've been wanting to post about it for a long time but school has interrupted very rudely in my online time. Hope your not all tired of the subject yet!
My brother and I were the youngest at recon by quite a bit. Everyone thought my Mom was the fan and we were the tagalongs but it really was the other way around! All three of us were able to work at the booktables (I just love booktables!). Mrs. Thomas (Tom Lowell's wife, that is) bought some buttons and told me that in 30 (was it really that long?) years of teaching she had never met someone named Bethany!
Othello was also a good tour guide at Franklin Canyon. Our group must have stopped for dozens of photos and poses. The best parts were the culverts. We actually got to crawl through them! Also, it was amazing how some of the trees look the same as they did 30 years ago!
I think someone might have mentioned the Infamous Casing Raffle Story in which my brother won, ahem, several casings. He was somewhat embarrassed to keep going up but certainly not one to decline good fortune! He did, though, decide to award one to the man who introduced him to COMBAT. I wanted also to say thank you, thank you, thank you to Dodger too for giving me the Kirby casing!!! I love it and I carried it around with me until I realized I might lose it. Now I keep it in a Safe Place. Thank you for taking my book to Rick's also. I have a lot to thank you for, Dodger!
Pierre Jalbert was also very nice. I enjoyed his Q&A a lot because he spoke about what it's really like trying to act. He also tells fascinating stories!
More later, if I have time!
Chameleon, fadin' out!